Dental veneers cover minor tooth imperfections, like chips, stains, and noticeable gaps. At Uptown Dental in Cedar Hill, Texas, general and cosmetic dentist Jeffrey Belz, DDS, uses dental veneers to help adults achieve brilliant and symmetrical smiles. Veneers last 10 years on average and transform your smile. Call Uptown Dental today to schedule a consultation for dental veneers or book your appointment online.
Yes. Dental veneers are wafer-thin porcelain or composite resin coverings bonded to the teeth at the front of your mouth. They conceal cosmetic imperfections and don’t require surgery or other invasive procedures.
At Uptown Dental, Dr. Belz uses dental veneers to camouflage an assortment of cosmetic flaws, including:
Veneers can also cover tooth discoloration that doesn’t improve with professional teeth whitening treatment.
No. You need to have healthy teeth and gums to get dental veneers. If Dr. Belz uncovers cavities or periodontal disease during your initial consultation, he develops a treatment plan to address those issues first. After your mouth heals, you can move forward with veneers.
At Uptown Dental, getting dental veneers takes two visits spaced several weeks apart.
During your first visit, Dr. Belz completes an oral exam to ensure your teeth and gums are healthy. If you qualify for dental veneers, he numbs your mouth and removes a paper-thin layer of enamel from your teeth.
Dr. Belz takes digital impressions of your teeth and transfers them to a dental laboratory. It takes a few weeks for the dental lab to design and manufacture your custom veneers from porcelain or composite resin. You return to Uptown Dental when the veneers are finished.
At your second appointment, Dr. Belz aligns your custom veneers with your teeth and assesses their shape, color, and size. He bonds the veneers to your teeth with dental cement, checks your bite, and removes any excess material.
Let Dr. Belz know if you aren’t happy with how your veneers look. He works with you and the dental lab to ensure you’re satisfied with your new smile.
Following veneer placement, you can return to normal activities right away. Your teeth might feel more sensitive than usual for a day or two, but these symptoms should improve within 48 hours.
Call Uptown Dental today to see if you can benefit from dental veneers, or book your appointment online.